/ Walking crampons with very narrow toe fixing.

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DaveHK 11 Dec 2019

I'm looking for some C1/walking crampons with very narrow toe fittings but that still have front points.

It's for a pair of Salomon S-lab XA Alpine. Currently have Grivel Monte Rosa and the toe on the boots is so narrow that it comes right through over the front points.

Any suggestions?

Ta

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https://www.salomon.com/en-gb/shop-emea/product/s-lab-xa-alpine-2.html?CMPID=google|pla-nb|performance|uk|smartshopping|||375344460611&gclsrc=aw.ds&&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIxOGr-66u5gIVCMreCh0TSwR1EAQYAiABEgKpafD_BwE#color=10153

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Mike-W-99 11 Dec 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

Same boots Finley Wild used on a winter Cuillin traverse? Unfortunately they don’t mention the crampon brand.

https://www.ukhillwalking.com/news/2016/02/probable_cuillin_winter_record_for_wild_and_gomersall-70266

markk 12 Dec 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

I use Kahtoola KTS steel on mine. Works pretty well on grade I/II terrain.

https://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/snow+ice/crampons/kahtoola_kts_crampon_review-3197

DaveHK 12 Dec 2019
In reply to markk:

> I use Kahtoola KTS steel on mine. Works pretty well on grade I/II terrain.

Thanks Mark, I have a pair of them and they fit well but I was looking for something with a bit more of a front point. Not that I'm going to be climbing ice in them but I do find it handy.

DaveHK 12 Dec 2019
In reply to Mike-W-99:

> Same boots Finley Wild used on a winter Cuillin traverse? Unfortunately they don’t mention the crampon brand.

They're a different model so what they used might not work. One of them looks like the Alu Grivel things.

EwanR 12 Dec 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

The Grivel adapter for wire bail to basket (Crampomatic to Newmatic?) is stupidly narrow - almost unusably so for my boots and I have small feet.

https://www.needlesports.com/Catalogue/Climbing-Equipment/Winter-Alpine-Expedition/Crampon-Accessories-Spares/Grivel-Converter-Bails-pair-BC2NBAIL-GRI-CONBAILPR

The distance between the two vertical bits of wire is 5.9cm on my ones.

DaveHK 23 Dec 2019
In reply to EwanR:

> The Grivel adapter for wire bail to basket (Crampomatic to Newmatic?) is stupidly narrow - almost unusably so for my boots and I have small feet.

Cheers for the suggestion. Does the horizontal bar at the front of them sit underneath the boot?

Edit: Just seen a photo that answered my question.

The difficulty I'd have with them is that I couldn't use the Crampomatic rear with those boots.

Post edited at 10:56

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